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Olde Home Day 2008

Opening the New Museum

& other events of the day

With the help of Ray Langlois from the Village, and Mike Reynolds from the Town, Historical Society President Allan Buddle prepares to cut the ribbon to open the new Historical Society Museum in the former office of the Trumansburg Home Telephone company building.
Once the open flag was in place visitors were welcome to view the new exhibits and enjoy visiting with friends and neighbors.



A Victory Garden Planter and new sign greet visitors.


A wall of scenes from celebrations past, from the small to the large, community and family greet visitors. Past Olde Home Days are recalled through T-shirts, scrapbooks and guest books.

Once inside visitors were able to enjoy many new exhibits including this exhibit displaying documentation concerning the myths about the relocation of families in the Hector Backbone Ridge area, the methods of the excavations, and the results of those searches. 


Across the room was the World War II on the Home Front display with scrapbooks, photographs, ration books and information on scrap drives and plane spotters. The loan of maps, afghan (shown below) and an old style radio allowed for a feel of the times.

A perennial favorite, the memorabilia of the Civil War, has an expanded display as well.

Do you have an interest in an area of local history but need more information?

 Please contact the Interlaken Historical Society so we can help your research.


Volunteers are the backbone of the Interlaken Historical Society. Shown above are only three of many who helped renovate the former telephone company office area into our new museum and offices. A very heartfelt thank you each of you for the hours you gave to provide this wonderful space.

Another benefit of the move to the new museum, the Historical Society has an office area where volunteers can work to accession new items for the collection, work on the many publications of the Society, and help visitors in need of resources.



As part of the Olde Home Day parade two old friends from the Interlaken Central School Music department were honored by their former students, Bob "Duke" Gerlach and Judy Craft preceded the ICS Band Alumni.

Over 300 alumni, family members and friends of Interlaken High School attended the All Alumni Reunion on Olde Home Day.



The Olde Home Day Parade would not be complete without the vintage cars, trucks or this wonderful working ladder truck.


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